Born in the capitol city of Guatemala, Maximo grew up in a family of classical musicians and singers and was initially trained by his mother who was a renowned soprano. He performed his first Oratorio Aria “Ave Maria” (Schubert) at the age of 8 at the National Palace of his country. Maximo’s outstanding voice and musical gifts flourished while attending The National Cultural Center and the prestigious Maria Callas School of Opera. At the age of 18, he began touring throughout the main cities of Central America, South America, Mexico and the United States.
Eager to strive for excellence, Maximo continued expanding his repertory under the coaching of music director Frank Fetta, conductor of the Culver City Symphony, and is currently working with California Philharmonic Chorale Director, Maestra Marya Basaraba.
After studying with Igor Stravinsky’s protégé, soprano Arlene Slater-Stone, former voice teacher at the Juilliard School of Music, he enrolled at the vocal arts program of The Colburn School of the Performing Arts in Los Angeles and continued mastering his operatic techniques with Brent McMunn, opera director at the USC Thornton School of Music.
Maximo performed for several years with the Crystal Cathedral’s Hour of Power Philharmonic in Garden Grove California under the baton of Music Director and Conductor Johnny Carl and sang at the Cathedral for “The Passion of the Christ Concert,” conducted by film composer John Debney. He has appeared as guest soloist for The Pasadena Symphony and Pops Orchestra’s “Night at the Oscars Concert” and "Music Under the Stars". was the featured soloist for The Golden State Symphony and Pops Orchestra’s “Holiday Spectacular Concert”. Additionally, he has performed with The Los Angeles Philharmonic Ensemble, The Hollywood Ensemble Opera, The Santa Monica Symphony and The Nevada Symphony.
Maximo’s performances continually thrill audiences with his beautiful and diverse repertoire of operatic arias, classical crossovers, Broadway standards and contemporary music. Recent engagements include Berlin, Frankfurt, Rome, and major cities in the United States such as New York, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles and Las Vegas.
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